List Mgmt. Fremantle FC Contract List/Depth Chart

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Taylor

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Phew. I was worried North had already pinched him. Losing a player like that to the PSD where they were negotiating a deal with us only to walk for nothing feels so violating.

I know we did that with McPhee.
 

Wray27

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So Shultz is still on the rookie list then. Meaning we have 3 on our rookie list with him, Treacy and Banfield and 3 spaces to fill or more if we have less tgan 38 on our main list. (Watson, Thomas and Bewley have been delisted while Hughes has been promoted.) It would surprise me if we didn't delist and rookie Valente who has a contract but that's been done before. Currently S.Hill, Conca, Duman, Giro have been delisted creating 4 spots on our main list not including Cerra. Hughes was promoted but we had an extra rookie last season so our main list has 4 vaccines currently. If Valente is put on the rookie list then decisions on Crowden and Tucker still have to be made. I think Tucker will resign and Crowden probably not. Giving us 6 picks in the main draft before a Cerra trade is worked out so 7 vacancies heading into the trade period.
Crowden told me he was staying!
 

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Phew. I was worried North had already pinched him. Losing a player like that to the PSD where they were negotiating a deal with us only to walk for nothing feels so violating.

I know we did that with McPhee.
We tried to trade for McPhee - Essendon were extremely unreasonable
 

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Moo

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Barlow was training with Essendon prior to the draft and because they lost McPhee they picked up a replacement for him first (Hardingham with the last PSD pick), and we picked Barlow in the rookie draft. So win win. For us
I remember watching Barlow's first scratch match and looking at my Dockerland print out - who the fu** is that?

Runs like an old lady in high heels chasing a bus but boy could he play
 

Taylor

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Brennan Cox extends until 2024
 

sherrif

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So the end of result of adding over this off season
Adding
Clark,Brodie, Erasmus, Amiss, Johnson, Benning and Kelm. (one more to add)
Losing
S.Hill, Conca, Duman, Watson, Bewley, Giro, Cerra, L.Thomas
In my opinion that makes our list way more balanced as we had too many defenders and not enough forwards last year while not having enough genuine inside mid depth.
 

Square Peg

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From the excellent spreadsheet in the OP, it looks like there aren't that many priority signings for guys that have an expiring contract next year either. Pearce, Walker, Logue and Aish would be my four main ones. Perhaps Lobb if he gets his finger out. Sturt if he gets fit. The others are hardly priorities at this stage - old, marginal or unproven.
That's good list management!
 

sherrif

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From the excellent spreadsheet in the OP, it looks like there aren't that many priority signings for guys that have an expiring contract next year either. Pearce, Walker, Logue and Aish would be my four main ones. Perhaps Lobb if he gets his finger out. Sturt if he gets fit. The others are hardly priorities at this stage - old, marginal or unproven.
That's good list management!
Our list is in way better shape in terms structure and depth. We had way too may negating defenders on our list last year. Duman, Watson and Conca gone plus another half back flanker in Hill means that is no longer the case.

The best thing about our first 3 picks is that they should all help fill short term needs at the start of the year and then move into their preferred roles in a few years. Johnson hopefully will be the Mundy replacement but in the short term he could very well start his afl career on a wing and give us a great kick off the wing like Cerra has done a fair bit in the last two years. Amiss can start his career as a third tall while he puts muscle on and we need a quick leading third tall in the shot term. Our forward line also desperately needs a player who can apply pressure and take a mark as a tall half forward. Erasmus can do that in the short term while moving into the middle in a couple of years.
 

theGav56

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So the end of result of adding over this off season
Adding
Clark,Brodie, Erasmus, Amiss, Johnson, Benning and Kelm. (one more to add)
Losing
S.Hill, Conca, Duman, Watson, Bewley, Giro, Cerra, L.Thomas
In my opinion that makes our list way more balanced as we had too many defenders and not enough forwards last year while not having enough genuine inside mid depth.
The other list balance positive for me is the local/non-local balance. Not so much with the Ins and Outs, but 4 of our Ins are projected to become core players for us. Midfielders, KPFs and forward/ruck. We will really struggle to progress if we lose those components to go-home factors in a regular basis.
 

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